AgWeatherNet Weekly Weather Outlook for March 25 to March 31, 2017

Seasonal and Unsettled Spring Weather Continues

Nic Loyd, Meteorologist, 509-786-9357

The current pattern of unsettled and changeable conditions looks to persist for the remainder of March, as weak storm systems periodically impact Washington. There will be intervals of rain or showers, especially in western areas, along with occasionally breezy winds and generally seasonal temperatures. A departing disturbance on Saturday morning should lead to drying conditions overall, although showers may linger in areas away from central Washington. Sunday morning is likely to be one of the cooler mornings of the period, as the state is expected to be in a lull between systems. As a result, frost is anticipated in the coldest locations. However, another low pressure area is forecast to approach the region during the day, with rain showers lingering into a mild and moist Sunday night. There could once again be a relative hiatus early in the week east of the Cascades, before a third storm transits the Northwest around Wednesday. Drier and calmer weather is again a possibility at the end of the month. Overall, the aforementioned timing and details are subject to slight changes, but the general trend of typical spring-time weather is a good bet for late March.

Temperatures
  • Generally seasonal, and becoming slightly warmer next week.
  • Slightly above normal at night, and slightly below normal during the day.

Precipitation
  • Rain or showers at times in western Washington.
  • A chance of rain or showers at times east of the Cascades.

Wind
  • Breezy at times.

8 to 14 Day Outlook - April 1, 2017 to April 7, 2017
  • Overall, near to above average temperatures and near average precipitation are expected during the 8 to 14 day time frame.

Important Points about Next Week's Weather

South Central Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the upper 50s to mid 60s and lows in the mid 30s to around 40.
Weekend
  • A chance of rain or showers developing on Sunday.
  • Highs in the mid 50s to mid 60s on Saturday, and 50s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the mid 30s to low 40s on Saturday morning, and upper 20s to 30s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • A slight chance of rain or showers at times.
  • Highs in the upper 50s to mid 60s on Monday, and then warmer.
  • Lows in the mid 30s to mid 40s.

North Central Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the upper 50s and lows in the 30s.
Weekend
  • Mostly dry, with a slight chance of rain or showers on Saturday. Rain showers developing on Sunday.
  • Highs in the low to mid 50s on Saturday, and mid 40s to low 50s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the 30s on Saturday morning, and upper 20s to mid 30s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • A chance of rain or showers at times.
  • Highs in the mid to upper 50s on Monday, and then warmer.
  • Lows in the 30s to low 40s.

Eastern Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the 50s to around 60 and lows in the 30s.
Weekend
  • A chance of rain or showers on Saturday. Rain showers developing later on Sunday.
  • Highs in the upper 40s to mid 50s on Saturday, and mid 40s to mid 50s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the mid to upper 30s on Saturday morning, and upper 20s to 30s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • Showers likely on Monday, and then a chance of rain or showers at times.
  • Highs in the upper 40s to mid 50s on Monday, and then warmer.
  • Lows in the mid 30s to low 40s.

Western Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the mid 50s to around 60 and lows in the upper 30s to low 40s.
Weekend
  • Showers likely on Saturday, and rain likely on Sunday.
  • Highs in the low to mid 50s on Saturday, and upper 40s to mid 50s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the low to mid 40s on Saturday morning, and mid 30s to low 40s on Sunday morning.
Next Week
  • Rain or showers likely at times.
  • Highs in the 50s on Monday, and then possibly warmer.
  • Lows in the low to mid 40s.


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